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Pokémon: The Movie 2000 (1999)

Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan (original title)
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Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Meowth (voice) (as Addie Blaustein)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Musashi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Amy Birnbaum ...
Melody (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Kojiro / Lizardon (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Kôrogi ...
Togepi (voice)
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Maren / Bulbasaur (voice) (as Tara Jayne)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Dr. Okido (voice)
Stuart Zagnit ...
Prof. Samuel Oak (voice) (as Stan Hart)
Neil Stewart ...
The Collector (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Rugia (voice)
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Storyline

An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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pokemon | lightning | ice | fire | island | See All (30) »

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This summer, one person can make all the difference. See more »


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Release Date:

21 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pokemon: Power of One  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,575,608 (USA) (21 July 2000)

Gross:

$43,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Blu-ray and 2016 DVD release of this film does not include the opening short film "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure". This caused turmoil from the fans, feeling that the movie was incomplete. See more »

Goofs

Misty and Melody are the same height when they shake hands. Throughout the film, Melody was the same relative height as Ash, and Misty is several inches taller than Ash. See more »

Quotes

The Collector: "Disturb not the harmony of Fire, Ice, or Lightning lest these three Titans wreck destruction upon the world in which they clash. Though the water's Great Guardian shall arise to quell the fighting alone its song will fail. Thus the Earth shall turn to ash. O, Chosen One, into thine hands bring together all three. Their treasures combined tame the beast of the sea." Now it begins.
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Crazy Credits

Team Rocket emerge from the water partly into the credits, upset that no one will know of their good-doings, but Slowking appears and shows that the film's audience has just seen them do good. See more »

Connections

Followed by Pokémon the Movie: Destiny Deoxys (2004) See more »

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Sung by Denisse Lara
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I liked it.
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People should Stop Talking trash about this excellent movie. There is adventure and action, comic situations, good morals, adorable characters (PIKACHU & TOGEPI), beautiful animation, super script, suspenseful events, and everything you can think of that makes an all around great movie, even better. It is also a great way to inspire children that they can make a difference, no matter when times are hard. It Also influences kids That friends are the most powerful tool of all, and can help you when you are down, and out. Very, very cool, and Very, Very Exciting. To simply sum up my point, BOTH KIDS AND PARENTS WILL BOTH ENJOY THIS MOVIE!!!!


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